Director of Advocate Services/Interstate Advocate
Employment and Disability Specialist
David Beinke is our senior Special Education Advocate and helps provide a unique brand of support for children with special needs in their educational environment to families throughout the State of Texas and beyond.
He has a Bachelor of Science in Education and is also a former United States Marine Sergeant claiming the moniker and related email address of specialedmarine. David has over 20 years of experience in the Texas Mental Health and Mental Retardation Community Center system both as a supervisor and provider of case management services.
He also works with social worker Robin Petty to facilitate representation to persons in receiving their Disability Benefits. David is a talented musician, frequenting the various musical venues in the Central Texas area as a drummer. His list of skills does not end there as he also provides private chess lessons and is an avid player.
David is a long time COPAA member, co-chair of the COPAA Advocate Committee and is a sitting member of its Board of Directors.
As many of you already know David has a definite "gift of gab" and has artfully mastered the pun. He often says: "Under IDEA, a parent should never be caught between a Round Rock and an ARD place."